How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a Christmas children's story by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel written in rhymed verse with illustrations by the author. It follows the Grinch, a grouchy, solitary creature who tries to cancel Christmas by stealing Christmas gifts and decorations from the homes of the nearby town of Whoville on Christmas Eve.
Box office. $345.1 million. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas or simply The Grinch) is a 2000 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film co-produced and directed by Ron Howard and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman. Based on Dr. Seuss 's 1957 book of the same name, it was the ...
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Print advertisement Genre Christmas Family Based onHow the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss Screenplay byDr. Seuss Directed byChuck Jones Ben Washam Voices ofBoris Karloff June Foray Thurl Ravenscroft Dallas McKennon Narrated byBoris Karloff Theme music composerAlbert Hague Eugene Poddany Dr. Seuss Country of originUnited States Original languageEnglish Production ProducersChuck Jones Ted Geisel EditorsLovell Norman John O. Young Running time25 minutes Product
The Grinch is a surly, antisocial green creature with a heart "two sizes too small" who lives alone in a cave atop Mt. Crumpit, located above the village of Whoville. He especially hates Christmas and has always been annoyed by the town's Christmas celebrations. One Christmas Eve, he finally decides to stop Christmas Day from coming to Whoville by disguising himself as Santa Claus, his dog Max as a reindeer and, in a reversal of Santa's visit, steal all gifts, decorations and symbols of Christma
Director Chuck Jones and children's-book author Ted Geisel had worked together on the Private Snafu training cartoons at Warner Bros. Cartoons during World War II. Jones was interested in adapting one of Geisel's books into a television special and approached him to turn How the Grinch Stole Christmas! into one in time for the holiday season. Although Geisel was initially reluctant due to his unpleasant experiences making the film The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T., he eventually agreed. How the Grinch
The half-hour short was originally telecast in the United States on CBS on December 18, 1966. CBS repeated it annually during the Christmas season until 1988. It was then seen multiple times per year on Turner-owned properties – first TNT, then TBS, and then Cartoon Network – and The WB returned it to broadcast television by adding its own annual screening in 2001. TBS and TNT both still air the special now annually during the holiday season twice a year now along with NBC too as well ...
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The Grinch Theatrical release poster Directed by Scott Mosier Yarrow Cheney Screenplay by Michael LeSieur Tommy Swerdlow Based onHow the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss Produced by Chris Meledandri Janet Healy Starring Benedict Cumberbatch Rashida Jones Kenan Thompson Angela Lansbury Pharrell Williams Edited byChris Cartagena Music byDanny Elfman Production companies Universal Pictures Illumination Distributed byUniversal Pictures Release dates October 22, 2018 November 9, 2018 Running time
In the town of Whoville, the human-like people called Whos are filled with excitement about celebrating Christmas. However, the only one who is not amused is the cantankerous and green-furred Grinch, born with a heart being "two sizes too small". He lives in his cave with his dog, Max, and only goes into Whoville to buy groceries and play pranks on the citizens. Meanwhile, 6-year-old Cindy Lou Who notices that her mother Donna is overworked trying to take care of herself and her twin infant brot
Georgia Toffolo provided the voice of Mrs. Toffee Apple in one scene in some releases. In addition, Bill Farmer voices Sam the bus driver; and Lori Alan, Carlos Alazraqui, Doug Birch, Catherine Cavadini, Tucker Chandler, Townsend Coleman, Meilee Condron, Abby Craden, John DeMita, Aaron Fors, Willow Geer, Jess Harnell, Barbara Harris, Carter Hastings, John Kassir, Evan Kishyama, Danny Mann, Jeremy Maxwell, Scott Mosier, Laraine Newman, Dashiell Priestly, Alex Puccinelli, Emma Elizabeth Shannon, J
In February 2013, it was announced that Illumination was developing a 3D animated feature film based on the Dr. Seuss book, with the working title How the Grinch Stole Christmas, later shortened to The Grinch. Peter Candeland and Yarrow Cheney were set to direct, though in 2018 p
Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as the titular character in April 2016. Illumination originally wanted Cumberbatch to voice the Grinch in his natural accent, however, Cumberbatch felt that since the rest of the cast is American, the Grinch himself should have an American accent. By
The animation was created by Illumination Mac Guff in Paris, France. Several software programs were used in creating the film's CGI characters including Maya, ZBrush, and Nuke as well as in-house software. A 3D CGI model of the town of Whoville through which a virtual camera coul
The film was originally scheduled to be released on November 10, 2017, but on June 7, 2016, it was pushed back to November 9, 2018.
Beginning in October, various billboards appeared for the film, each featuring an image of the Grinch, accompanied by a mean or ironic message. Universal and Illumination partnered with several companies to promote the film, including Wonderful Pistachios, Ebates, IHOP and 23andm
The film was released on Digital HD on January 22, 2019, and on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on February 5, 2019. It includes three mini-movies: Yellow is the New Black, The Dog Days of Winter, and Santa's Little Helpers. The Dog Days of Winter was first show
Minneapolis. The musical, with book and lyrics by Timothy Mason, original score by Mel Marvin and choreography by John DeLuca, made its debut on the mainstage of Minneapolis's Children's Theatre Company in November 1994, after special arrangements had been made with the Dr. Seuss estate to exclusively adapt and perform the book.
Release. NA: November 8, 2007. PAL: November 23, 2007. Genre (s) Adventure. Mode (s) Single-player. Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a video game by American developer Black Lantern Studios based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss book of the same name, but mostly based on the 2000 film. The game was released on November 8, 2007.
- Matt Raithel, Josh Brotherton
- David Wilcox, Nick Jaross, Devin Clasby
- Black Lantern Studios, Inc.